Welcome back. I finally sat down to film and upload my last journal flip through. For all of you who would like to know, I made this journal myself using some old 80gsm typewriter paper I found in my paper drawer. I hope you enjoy this flip through.
Thank you very much for watching this journal with me video. I hope you and your family are doing good at these difficult times. Luckily I am getting through this quite good. I know that is not the same for a lot of people. I wish you all the best.
I finally uploaded a video to YouTube again. It has been over to months since I shared a video which is definitely too long and I am really sorry to have kept you waiting. Over the last couple of months, I have been in a journaling rut where I had no inspiration and motivation to journal and when I finally sat down to create something I didn’t feel like sharing it. When I finally got out of my rut I was in the middle of exam preparations and my writing hand started to hurt.
Thank you for watching this week’s video. I am very excited to announce that as of today my own Etsy Shop is finally online. In this journal with me you can have a look at some of the designs you’ll find there. I have been working on my own shop for a while and hope you like what I came up with.
Back to school season may be over but I still have four more weeks until I go back to university. I will start my third semester in Octobre which is insane because I still feel like I just started my first one. The good news is I still love university as much as I did on day one. Once a nerd, always a nerd. But that is not what I want to talk about this week. A couple days ago motivation hit me and I started planning the upcoming semester in my journals. I know I am late to the party but this week I want to show you how I prepare for back to school and besides I think you can still start planning when you are already back at school.
Today I want to share another journal with me video with you guys because I felt very inspired yesterday and just felt like filming it. I got the inspiration for this from @laia_journal who posts a free printable with pictures for you to use on her blog every Sunday. I love how aesthetic her collection looks every week and wanted to try to make an aesthetic collection myself. Since I was doing it digitally I figured I might as well turn it into a printable as well.
For the printable, I had to remove one of the pictures I was using because when I looked up the credits I found out that someone was actually selling it online and I didn’t want to get into any trouble but you can find that picture on Pinterest. I have a special board with all the pictures I used off there.
Hello there and welcome to my first post on my very own self-hosted website. Today I want to share a journal with me video with you guys. Since it is the end of summer and we are heading right into fall I wanted to make a little summer 19 recap in my journal. I didn’t do anything special this summer because I have been working so the page turned out to be more about what has been happening lately.
Since I wanted the page to represent summer I went with bright colors and ended up making a rainbow background.
It took me almost five hours to get this video ready and I am glad I finally finished editing it. Will I ever learn how to edit videos properly? Probably not. Because I had no patience left to plan my voice over this video turned out to be quiet chatty but I like that. Maybe I should do that more often. What do you think?
This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on April 28, 2019
Almost everywhere I go my traveler’s notebook comes there with me. I have had it for about a year now and I am still head over toes in love with it. Over the last twelve months I have been trying out a couple of different set ups and I feel like I have finally found the right one for me.
If you open it up there are two pockets on the left side which come in very handy if want to take any ephemera with me. There is also one bigger pocket in the back which I use a lot more often. I put a pin from an Etsy Shop on the first pocket and recently added a picture of me that I really liked to the bottom pocket since I didn’t know where to put it in my journal insert.
On the right side you can see my current journal insert. I didn’t know how to decorate the cover so I used it as a regular journal page instead and I ended up loving it.
Inside my traveler’s notebook I keep three inserts in total. Besides my regular journal I have to smaller inserts in the back. Both of them are little booklets that came with a flow magazine. I use the smaller one to write down random thoughts or things I rather keep to myself. I also use this notebook if I want to write something down without creating a whole journal page.
The lager booklet contains ramdom things I wanted to remember. It is basically a physical pinterest board. Inside I keep magazine cutouts or lists with journal prompts…
And that is it for my traveler’s notebook set up. It really does work wonders for me. Do you have a traveler’s notebook and if you do how many inserts do you keep inside?
This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on November 25, 2018
Who doesn’t know that moment when you desperately need to write something down on your journal but have no idea how to make the page look cute. I sure know that feeling and it can be very frustrating. Usually, I keep staring at the page which makes it even worse but over time I have collected a couple of simple decoration ideas that I always go to when I have no other idea. Today I want to share those ideas with you guys. Do you have a go-to spread?
Adding a sticker in the right bottom corner
I love stickers and over the last couple of years, I have collected a tone of them. If you want to go for a quick and very simple page decoration they are a great choice and depending on the sticker you use each page looks different. You can also mix things up by placing the sticker anywhere else on the page or drawing your own doodles instead of going with a sticker.
Draw out a key word
If you don’t have anything do use to decorate with you this is a super easy way to add something to your page. Choose a key word for your page and write it out big. You can choose different fonts and colors and you can always choose another spot to place your word. You could also add a definition underneath.
Make big paragraph titles
This is something I think looks super cute but I kind of forgott about. Choose paragraph titles or key sentences and write them out bigger than your other writing. This is similar to writing out your keyword super big. If you do this it is also easier to know what your page is about when you flip through your journal later on.
Make a patterned background
This is something I started doing after reading @agirlwithajournal’s journal prompts class and I have been in love with it ever since. To decorate a page I choose a pattern to draw with my watercolors. Most of the time I go with circles, triangles or stripes. The process of drawing a pattern is also super relaxing. Once it has dried I then write over it.
Stick something on one side of the page
This is a great thing to do when you don’t have a lot to write. In the picture above I just put a magazine cutout on the right side of the page but there a lot more things you can use. You can use journaling card, write out quotes or lyrics or draw one big doodle on one side.
And that is it for my five go to page decorations for when I have no inspiration to do anything fancy. Thank you so much for reading until the end. Are you going to give any of these a try?